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No. 45700 - Amethyst

45700 Amethyst 45700 Amethyst 45700 Amethyst passing Sinfin heading south to Birmingham

Outline History

April 1936:  Built at Crewe [Hawkins]
  Makers Number: 298 [Rowledge]
  Lot Number: 129 [Rowledge]
  Original LMS number: 5700 [Various]
  Allocated to Newton Heath [Hawkins]
  Named Britannia [LI36]
December 1948:  Renumbered 45700 [Various]
February 1951:  Name removed (allocated to BR Standard Class 70000) [Hawkins]
September 1951:  Renamed Amethyst [Hawkins]
September 1957:  Transferred to Blackpool [Hawkins]
September 1957:  Transferred to Newton Heath [Hawkins]
November 1960:  Speedometer fitted [Hawkins]
September 1961:  AWS fitted [Hawkins]
March 1963:  Transferred to Derby [Hawkins]
July 1963:  Transferred to Newton Heath [Hawkins]
July 1964:  Withdrawn [Hands]
July 1964 to August 1964:  Stored at Crewe Works [Hands]
September 1964:  Cut up at Looms, Spondon [Independent eye witness account - Hands states Crewe Works]
Hands:  What Happened to Steam - The London Midland 'Jubilees' 4-6-0s by P B Hands
Hawkins:  The Book of the Jubilee 4-6-0s ed. Chris Hawkins
Rowledge:  Engines of the LMS built 1923-51 by P. Rowledge
LI36:  Locomotives Illustrated 36: LMS 'Jubilees'

Some of the above information may found in other sources as well.


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